Clean Frac’ing 2

Technology & Communication


February 17-18, 2014 | Houston, TX



Clean Frac’ing Conference 2: Technology & Communication
February 17-18, 2014 | Houston, TX



The Clean Frac’ing 2: Technology & Communication Conference focused on building a correct public perception of hydraulic fracturing as well as the technologies that are making frac’ing cleaner, safer and more efficient. Numerous networking opportunities and expert speakers made this a valuable conference for the hydraulic fracturing industry.


Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston, TX

The Venue


The conference was held in the heart of Houston’s Uptown district at the beautiful Royal Sonesta Hotel, offering a comfortable atmosphere with first-class amenities.



Conference Agenda

Monday, February 17, 2014

Time Description
8:30 am Welcome Remarks
Peter Cook, Petroleum Connection
8:45 am Keynote -- Hydraulic Fracturing Overview: Past, Present & Future
Claude Cooke, Cooke Law Firm
9:15 am Eagle Ford & San Antonio: Air Quality and Better Ways to Estimate Emissions
Peter Bella, AACOG & Dr. Susan Stuver, TX A&M IRNR & EFD
9:45 am Networking Break
10:15 am Clean Air Innovations Panel
Moderator: Dr. Susan Stuver, TX A&M IRNR & EFD
Panelist: Carrie Reese, Pioneer Natural Resources
Panelist: Dr. Desikan Sundararajan, Statoil
Panelist: Shane Cannon, Cummins Inc.
Panelist: Texas State Representative Jason Isaac
11:30 am Hydraulic Fracturing: The Hypes & Realities: A Look at Regulations & Lawsuits
Barclay Nicholson, Fulbright & Jaworski
12:00 pm Keynote Luncheon #1: Communications
Open Forum Communications Panel
Special Guest: Richard Levick, LEVICK

Moderator: David Holt, Consumer Energy Alliance
Panelist: George Stark, Cabot Oil & Gas
Panelist: Hugo Gutierrez, Marathon Oil
Panelist: Obie O'Brien, Apache Corp
Panelist: Richard Levick, LEVICK
1:30 pm Methane Emissions at Natural Gas Production Sites in the U.S.
(UT Austin, URS, 9 E&P's and EDF: Reports & Collaboration)
Matthew Harrison, URS Corporation
2:00 pm Clean Natural Gas: the Best Frac'ing Fuel
George Stark and Jeramie Morschhauser, Cabot Oil & Gas
Ronnie Hughes, Baker Hughes
2:45 pm Dynamic Gas Blending and a Culture of Sustainability
Kathi Harris, HoltCat & Diana F. Hopkins, Caterpillar Global Petroleum
2:45 pm Remarks by Ryan Sitton, Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission
Introduced by: Weston Martinez, Texas Real Estate Commission & Global Frac LLC
3:15 pm Networking Break
3:45 pm Texas Roads & Funding
Texas State Senator Carlos I. Uresti
4:00 pm Trucks & Roads Panel
Moderator: Shawn Martini, Consumer Energy Alliance
Panelist: Joe Ramos, AACOG (STNGVC)
Panelist: Jeff Labenz-Hough, HDR Engineering, Inc
Panelist: Texas State Senator Carlos I. Uresti
Panelist: Dr. Cesar Quiroga, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
5:15 pm Networking Reception (spouses welcome)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Time Description
8:30 am Welcome Remarks & Communication Common Sense
Jeffrey Presberg, Petroleum Connection
8:45 am Hydraulic Fracturing & Shale Plays: Examining Public Perceptions, Trust, and Community Engagement
Dr. Gene Theodori, Sam Houston State University
9:15 am Topic to be Announced
Frank Zamora, Trican Well Service, L.P.
9:45 am Networking Break
10:15 am Automated Controls and Data Acquisition & Mobile Flare Gas Processing
Robert Stewart, Lime Instruments, BINGO
10:45 am FracFocus & the States' First Initiatives
Carl Michael Smith, IOGCC
11:15 am Communications Panel
Moderator: Larry Holdren, Pure Brand
Panelist: Tim Wigley, Western Energy Alliance
Panelist: Blake Jackson, Digital at Saxum
Panelist: John Christiansen, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
12:15 pm Keynote Luncheon #2: Community Perspectives
Community Perspectives Panel

Moderator: Omar Garcia, STEER
Panelist: Judge James E. Teal, McMullen County
Panelist: Judge Daryl L. Fowler, DeWitt County
Panelist: Dr. Gene Theodori, Sam Houston State University
1:15 pm Hydraulic Fracturing & Communities: Environment and Economic Perspectives
Dr. Michelle M. Foss, Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology, UT Austin
Dr. Ian Duncan, Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin
2:00 pm Networking Break
2:15 pm Clean Water Innovations Panel
Moderator: Ann Smith, GSI Environmental
Panelist: Steve Monroe, Baker Hughes
Panelist: Dr. Mike Howdeshell, Select Energy Services
Panelist: Todd Jelinek, Energy & Environmental Services
Panelist: Dr. Bruce A. Mackay, Schlumberger
3:30 pm Keynote: Creating a Culture of Environmental Awareness
Dr. Richard Haut, HARC, Environmentally Friendly Drilling
4:00 pm Closing Remarks
Petroleum Connection

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